What will I learn?

The Singapore Management University (SMU) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a practice research doctorate programme for business leaders, senior management and rising managers who aspire to pursue practice-driven research with the potential to create business impact.

The SMU DBA enables participants of the programme to develop a portfolio of skills for influencing management practice, conducting applied and field research, and teaching competently. The SMU DBA offers a track on innovation.

Singapore Management University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a doctoral programme for scholars and senior management who aspire to pursue practice-driven research with the potential to create business impact. On top of research training, DBA candidates will examine the industrial applications of theory through coursework and develop pedagogical competencies through specialised workshops. The DBA programme will enable candidates to develop a portfolio of skills for influencing management practice, conducting applied and field research, and teaching competently.

Our DBA introduces two research foundation courses carefully designed for alignment to business practice while maintaining the rigour of a traditional PhD programme. Candidates will be trained in relevant forms of research design and methodologies that are needed to overcome complex business problems. A series of workshops is also built into the programme to impart skills for data analysis, academic writing, case writing and teaching.

Component:

  • Foundation Courses
  • Core Courses
  • Elective Courses
  • Introductory Research Project
  • Competency Workshops.

Which department am I in?

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$32,100.00 (17,53,140) per year
SG $128,400 for inclusive of GST

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Singapore Management University,

50 Stamford Road,

178899, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed at least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required. Good GRE or GMAT results.

For international students

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree.
  • A Master’s degree is a plus but not required.
  • Experience at least 10 years
  • Good GRE or GMAT Results
  • Good TOEFL or IELTS Scores
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About Singapore Management University (SMU)

QS Stars Asian University Rankings awarded Singapore Management University 5-star ratings for overall excellence and employability.

  • Recognised as a world-class research institution
  • Master of IT in business - in top 2 in Asia & 14th globally
  • MSc in wealth management - 1st in Asia and 3rd globally
  • 90 per cent of MBA graduates secured an internship in 2020